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Bridging the relationship of Transformational Leadership and Turnover intentions with mediating effect of Employee engagement

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Sobia Sultana, Shaista Jabeen
 Lahore College for Women University Lahore Pakistan
 Pakistan

Today in driving organizations, the crucial part in accomplishing the objectives of the organizations is through effectual leadership. Considering the ultimate goal to stimulate employees, managers and leaders adopt a transformational leadership style. The employee turnover ratio in the organization depends on the behavior of supervisory personnel. If there is a gap between the supervisory staff and the employees of the organization, there is a greater risk of a higher rate of employee turnover. Based upon deep down concepts of transformational leadership and turnover intention, this study is employing mediation analysis to investigate the causal relationship amongst transformational leadership, employee engagement and turnover intentions of the academic staff of business schools of Private Universities. In this study, responses of 345 academic staff have been used based upon the convenience sampling technique. Research findings of this study demonstrate the partial mediation between transformational leadership and turnover intentions through employee engagement. The study was cross-sectional in nature. A questionnaire was used to accumulate data from Business schools of 5 private sector universities through self-administered practice. The data was investigated by utilizing SPSS (Statistical package for social sciences) 22.0. Pearson correlation, descriptive statistics and mediation (through Andrew  E F.Hayes) were used to analyze data. Outcome generated revealed the significant negative relationship between the dependent (turnover intention) and independent variables (transformational leadership) and employee engagement partially mediates the relationship between the variables.

Keywords: Transformational Leadership, Employee engagement, Turnover Intention.

JEL Code: M10.

Sultana, S . (2018). Bridging the relationship of Transformational Leadership and Turnover intentions with mediating effect of Employee engagement. InTraders Uluslararası Ticaret Dergisi, 1 (1), 1-22. Retrieved from http://dergipark.gov.tr/intraders/issue/41434/448715

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